The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Analyst
Rank 364 404 412
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 273 196 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.36% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.39% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 135 112
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£450 £425 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £322 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.76% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £51.17 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.20% +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.20% +55.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52742 50614 47223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30755 27618
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 257 £450 +5.88% 53
London +27 114 £456 +7.17% 20
South East +16 73 £388 -8.82% 15
City of London -3 29 £500 +17.64% 6
Berkshire +24 23 £275 -37.14% 7
Hampshire +10 17 £500 +17.64% 3
East Midlands +12 16 £392 -12.91% 2
Scotland +5 14 £475 +26.66% 8
Slough - 14 £269 - 2
Surrey +7 11 £473 +5.00%
South West -1 11 £385 +2.66% 5
Buckinghamshire +5 10 £359 - 1
East of England -4 10 £444 +47.91% 1
North West -26 10 £441 -5.10% 4
West Midlands +3 9 £425 -5.55% 3
Yorkshire -22 9 £375 +15.38% 2
Nottinghamshire - 9 £409 -
Staines +8 8 £525 -
Milton Keynes +2 8 £359 - 1
Sheffield 0 8 £375 -
South Yorkshire -1 8 £375 -
Nottingham - 8 £392 -
Reading +3 7 £450 - 5
Derbyshire 0 6 £375 - 1
Basingstoke -2 6 £456 +73.80%
Crawley -3 6 £443 +25.97%
West Sussex -15 6 £443 +38.28% 2
Manchester -16 6 - - 2
Edinburgh -5 5 - - 8
Derby - 5 - -

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title.

1 234 (44.07%) Information Security
2 160 (30.13%) CISSP
3 147 (27.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 139 (26.18%) Firewall
5 124 (23.35%) Finance
6 110 (20.72%) SIEM
7 85 (16.01%) CISM
8 81 (15.25%) ITIL
9 77 (14.50%) Network Security
10 76 (14.31%) Penetration Testing
11 69 (12.99%) Management Information System
11 69 (12.99%) Windows
12 65 (12.24%) PCI DSS
13 63 (11.86%) Cisco
14 59 (11.11%) Security Management
15 56 (10.55%) CheckPoint
16 55 (10.36%) Intrusion Detection
17 54 (10.17%) Risk Management
17 54 (10.17%) Linux
17 54 (10.17%) Cyber Security
18 53 (9.98%) Vulnerability Management
18 53 (9.98%) Banking
19 52 (9.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 50 (9.42%) Security Cleared
21 49 (9.23%) Data Protection
22 46 (8.66%) Degree
23 43 (8.10%) ArcSight
24 42 (7.91%) WAN
24 42 (7.91%) CISA
25 41 (7.72%) SSL

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (1.32%) IIS
2 5 (0.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.19%) SAS
3 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (4.90%) MS Office
2 24 (4.52%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.94%) MS Project
5 3 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.19%) Summit
3 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.56%) SaaS
2 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 139 (26.18%) Firewall
2 77 (14.50%) Network Security
3 55 (10.36%) Intrusion Detection
4 42 (7.91%) WAN
5 41 (7.72%) SSL
6 29 (5.46%) Cisco ASA
7 28 (5.27%) LAN
8 24 (4.52%) TCP/IP
9 22 (4.14%) Internet
10 21 (3.95%) LDAP
11 18 (3.39%) VPN
12 16 (3.01%) IPsec
13 13 (2.45%) Intranet
13 13 (2.45%) Kerberos
14 7 (1.32%) DNS
15 5 (0.94%) DHCP
15 5 (0.94%) Wireless
15 5 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
16 4 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 4 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.64%) DB2
2 13 (2.45%) DB2 UDB
3 4 (0.75%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.75%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.38%) Big Data
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.19%) MS Access
6 1 (0.19%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 124 (23.35%) Finance
2 53 (9.98%) Banking
3 18 (3.39%) Legal
4 13 (2.45%) Financial Institution
5 10 (1.88%) Retail
5 10 (1.88%) Games
5 10 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.13%) Military
8 6 (1.13%) Law
8 6 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.75%) Advertising
10 3 (0.56%) Billing
11 2 (0.38%) Local Government
11 2 (0.38%) Marketing
11 2 (0.38%) Publishing
12 1 (0.19%) French Language
12 1 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.27%) .NET
2 13 (2.45%) HTML
3 12 (2.26%) SOAP
3 12 (2.26%) SAML
4 11 (2.07%) XML
5 4 (0.75%) Middleware
5 4 (0.75%) Web Services
6 3 (0.56%) JSP
6 3 (0.56%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.19%) EJB
8 1 (0.19%) J2EE
8 1 (0.19%) Servlets
8 1 (0.19%) JMX
8 1 (0.19%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.19%) Spring
8 1 (0.19%) Ajax
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.19%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 69 (12.99%) Management Information System
2 34 (6.40%) PKI
2 34 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.08%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.26%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (1.88%) Mainframe
6 9 (1.69%) CESG
6 9 (1.69%) SecurID
6 9 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
7 8 (1.51%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.51%) AS400
8 6 (1.13%) Cryptography
9 5 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (0.94%) Human Factors
10 4 (0.75%) RMADS
11 3 (0.56%) FMCG
11 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.56%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 69 (12.99%) Windows
2 54 (10.17%) Linux
3 36 (6.78%) UNIX
4 8 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.32%) Solaris
6 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.38%) CentOS
7 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) zOS
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (44.07%) Information Security
2 110 (20.72%) SIEM
3 81 (15.25%) ITIL
4 76 (14.31%) Penetration Testing
5 59 (11.11%) Security Management
6 54 (10.17%) Risk Management
6 54 (10.17%) Cyber Security
7 53 (9.98%) Vulnerability Management
8 52 (9.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 49 (9.23%) Data Protection
10 40 (7.53%) Kalman Filter
11 37 (6.97%) Security Architecture
12 30 (5.65%) Risk Assessment
12 30 (5.65%) Project Management
13 28 (5.27%) Information Security Management
14 26 (4.90%) Service Management
14 26 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (4.14%) ISMS
16 21 (3.95%) Incident Management
17 20 (3.77%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.14%) SQL
2 17 (3.20%) Java
3 16 (3.01%) PowerShell
4 15 (2.82%) VB
5 11 (2.07%) C#
6 8 (1.51%) C
7 3 (0.56%) VBScript
7 3 (0.56%) C++
7 3 (0.56%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.56%) Perl
7 3 (0.56%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.38%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.19%) XPath
9 1 (0.19%) VBA
9 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 160 (30.13%) CISSP
2 85 (16.01%) CISM
3 50 (9.42%) Security Cleared
4 46 (8.66%) Degree
5 42 (7.91%) CISA
6 38 (7.16%) CISMP
7 36 (6.78%) SC Cleared
8 23 (4.33%) CEH
9 16 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (2.64%) CCENT
11 11 (2.07%) GIAC
11 11 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (1.69%) SSCP
12 9 (1.69%) GCIH
13 8 (1.51%) ACSA
14 7 (1.32%) GCIA
15 6 (1.13%) CCSE
15 6 (1.13%) PCI QSA
15 6 (1.13%) CRISC
15 6 (1.13%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (27.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (12.24%) PCI DSS
3 19 (3.58%) COBIT
4 17 (3.20%) QA
5 16 (3.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (2.82%) SLA
7 3 (0.56%) COSO
7 3 (0.56%) GPG13
8 2 (0.38%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.64%) Snort
4 5 (0.94%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.38%) ClearTrust
5 2 (0.38%) Xen
6 1 (0.19%) Firmware
6 1 (0.19%) RACF
6 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (2.45%) Nessus
2 12 (2.26%) CA Single Sign-On
3 10 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (1.69%) Nmap
5 6 (1.13%) WSUS
6 3 (0.56%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.56%) OpenView
7 2 (0.38%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.38%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (0.19%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.19%) SCCM
8 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.19%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.19%) Control-M
8 1 (0.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 63 (11.86%) Cisco
2 56 (10.55%) CheckPoint
3 43 (8.10%) ArcSight
4 39 (7.34%) Microsoft
5 34 (6.40%) Juniper
6 30 (5.65%) Blue Coat
7 28 (5.27%) McAfee
7 28 (5.27%) VMware
8 25 (4.71%) Symantec
9 23 (4.33%) Clearswift
9 23 (4.33%) HP
10 22 (4.14%) Citrix
10 22 (4.14%) Sourcefire
11 20 (3.77%) Qualys
11 20 (3.77%) Kaspersky
12 17 (3.20%) Websense
13 13 (2.45%) IBM
13 13 (2.45%) Splunk
14 12 (2.26%) F5
15 11 (2.07%) CA
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